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How much does Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ford Edge $119 $35.08 $84.00 27% $164.08
2010 Chevrolet Express 3500 $114 $30.40 $84.00 28% $159.40
2014 Volkswagen Beetle $317 $232.68 $84.00 12% $361.68
2014 Cadillac CTS $163 $64.98 $98.00 24% $215.48
2003 Cadillac Seville $205 $121.18 $84.00 17% $250.18
2010 Ford Mustang $141 $56.93 $84.00 24% $185.93
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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid all about?

Variable valve timing (VVT) helps to provide smoother idling, better power delivery for everyday needs, improved fuel economy, and superior emissions control. In order to achieve all of these tasks, your VVT system requires a number of different components including the variable valve timing solenoid. The VVT solenoid is responsible for changing the position of the camshafts in the engine. It works on oil pressure, and can either advance or retard cam position to provide the right performance from the engine. Each camshaft is equipped with a VVT solenoid, which is capable of altering the supply of oil pressure to the camshaft depending on the speed and load of the engine. If the VVT solenoid is not working properly, the Check Engine light will come on and your engine will perform noticeably worse.

Keep in mind:

  • The most common cause for VVT solenoid problems is dirty oil, which clogs the screen that sits between the solenoid and the VVT pressure switch.
  • If the solenoid doesn’t operate, the VVT system will remain disengaged, which can adversely impact engine performance, fuel economy and more.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Because the solenoid is located at the camshaft (near the VVT switch), it cannot be inspected on a regular basis. The only time it will be inspected is if you are experiencing problems with the VVT system, or the Check Engine light illuminates and the computer provides a camshaft position or VVT system related code. If you do experience variable valve timing issues, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid?

  • Vehicle gets poor fuel economy
  • Engine performance is diminished
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is equipped with a variable valve timing system, it needs to operate as designed for proper performance and fuel efficiency. If your vehicle’s VVT solenoid is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to regain your lost performance.

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Kiri

17 years of experience
298 reviews
Kiri
17 years of experience
He went above and beyond I loved the service this is my second time using "your mechanic" and this is my new mechanic period !! I HIGHLY recommend this service and this mechanic,also very friendly !!
2002 HONDA CR-V - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Sam

12 years of experience
12 reviews
Sam
12 years of experience
He is spot on when it comes to arriving on time. The website said that my repair should take two hours. Sam had it done in 40 minutes and all my car trouble vanished.
2014 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA SPORT - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA

Joe

40 years of experience
533 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Joe is demonstrably knowledgeable in his field. Add to that his deliberate and thorough attention to the details as he works. Finally, he is pleasant in person, making what can sometimes be a stressful situation less so.
2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA

Fernando

10 years of experience
31 reviews
Fernando
10 years of experience
Mechanic was very professional. He explained all the steps to complete the work. Work was done quickly and he took my car for a test run. My daughter said he car runs much better now.
2010 CHEVROLET COBALT - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

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